42 compete in Litte Miss pageant

June 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — Forty- two young women from Wyoming competed in the Little Miss Wyoming pageant in Sheridan over the weekend. The pageant consisted of interview, casualwear, party dress, photogenic, personality, talent, community service and academic excellence competitions. The girls will next appear at Cheyenne Frontier Days to meet Gov. Matt Mead. They will also be Read More

Ski resort in Bighorns won’t open this year

SHERIDAN — With the mercury pushing 80 degrees Monday, it’s a good day for carving watermelon by the poolside. But area skiers are dreaming of a different sort of carving that involves newly sharpened skis slicing through fresh snow on a crisp winter day — particularly if that day is spent on 250 acres 60 Read More

A memorable RV trip west

June 8, 2013

In April 2010, my son, Jamie, and daughter-in-law, Rita, invited me to go on a trip in an RV to California. Jamie, a pilot, flew me from Sheridan to Salt Lake City where Rita met the two of us with an RV ready to go. We were gone for two weeks to see the Pacific Read More

Take a trip and create some memory making moments

SHERIDAN — There are many memory-making moments we can have through life. Baking with a grandmother, barbecuing with friends or family, camping, dancing … there are as many different such moments as there are people to make them. We often need to carve out memorable moments. And once done, aren’t you glad you’ve done it? Read More

SHS student second woman in seven years to get welding certification as a junior

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School student is showing that when it comes to welding, it’s not just a man’s world. Bailey Burr, who will be a senior at SHS next year, was certified as a level 1 welder in May, becoming only the second woman who was a junior to do that in the last seven Read More

Shoppers come in droves to county yard sale

June 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — The planners behind the Sheridan County yard sale said response to this year’s event was overwhelmingly positive, with large crowds flocking to the Burkitt Street location well before the sale’s 7 a.m. start time Friday. “They just came in droves,” said volunteer Mike Morris. “It’s your typical garage sale mentality.” Hosted in years Read More

Bighorn Mountains in bloom

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — No matter which road you travel or which trail you hike, you’ll see them … local wildflowers coming into bloom. May and June are generally considered the start of the wildflower season in our area. With the recent rain and cool temperatures, this year may prove to be exceptional for viewing wildflowers. Read More

Museum mascot recovers from jaw surgery

BIG HORN — This past fall, life was good for The Brinton Museum’s “spokesdog” Dickens. The 6-year-old wire fox terrier was happily romping the grounds of the museum and basking in the limelight of his fame as a muse for various artists in the newly published book “The Dickens of the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Read More

County P&Z OKs building plans for green museum

SHERIDAN — Plans continue to move ahead for The Brinton Museum’s new building near Big Horn. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for applicants from the New Museum at the Bradford Brinton Ranch to construct a 25,526-square-foot museum, gallery and bistro. The proposed development will be a three-story Read More

Minor injuries reported in plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — An airplane crash at the Sheridan County Airport resulted in no serious injuries Thursday evening. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said that while several agencies responded to the 7:30 p.m. call, the plane’s pilot was able to walk away from the scene without assistance. Lenhart added that while the aircraft sustained damage, the Read More

Changes in the works for Third Thursday, Farmers Market

SHERIDAN — Despite changes in organizational management, the planners behind Sheridan’s Third Thursday Festival say they’re ready to kick off another successful season June 20. “We’ve got a lot of interest (from the public),” said Third Thursday coordinator Beth Holsinger. “It looks like it’s going to be a really good year.” In contrast to past Read More

Monster truck show at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Lucas Oil Stabilizer, Son of the Beast, Stealth Iron Man and Chalk Board Chuck are set to compete in the Mega Monster Truck Tour Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. “This summer has been rockin’ with these monster trucks on the 2013 tour, they have rolled over and torn up Read More

Sheridan Artists’ Guild hosting Summer Show and Sale

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al is hosting the SAGE Summer Show and Sale featuring works by 15 SAGE members. A reception will take place June 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The show will be on display through July 26 and Read More

Schutte book signing June 15

SHERIDAN – Wyoming native and historical author Karen Schutte will give a book signing at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery on June 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schutte’s novel “Seed of the Volga” is the second book in a trilogy that began with “The Ticket.” Schutte lives in Fort Collins, Colo.

Local artist wins award

SHERIDAN – A painting by local artist Sonja R. Caywood has won second place in the Cheyenne Depot Museum’s third annual Railway Art Show and Sale. The painting, titled “Retirement,” is on display through July 28 at the Depot Museum in Cheyenne.

Driver safety class June 11-12

SHERIDAN — An AARP two-day driver safety class will be offered June 11-12 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and over. The class will be taught by Rich Macht. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for Read More

Driver lost consciousness moments before Starbucks crash

SHERIDAN — The driver who crashed into Starbucks at 2208 Coffeen Avenue early Thursday morning has been released from Sheridan Memorial Hospital following treatment for minor abrasions. A Sheridan police spokesman told The Sheridan Press that 60-year-old Jerome Hunter said he had been gargling prescription mouthwash when he began to lose consciousness and lost control Read More

Rec. board to try again for community center

June 6, 2013

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board met Wednesday night in Ranchester discussing new ways to pursue a Big Horn Community Center. Meeting at the SCSD1 central office building with one person from the public in attendance, they launched right into a discussion about how to proceed with the Big Horn Read More

Road project in Bighorns kicks off with public input

DAYTON — Reconstruction on 11 miles of U.S. Highway 14 south of Burgess Junction will improve safety and accessibility on a route that has exceeded the average statewide crash rate seven out of 10 years between 1997 and 2006, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. “The highway south of Burgess Junction has not been Read More

Railroad crossings at First, Fifth streets to close for additional repairs

SHERIDAN — Repairs to the railroad crossings at First and Fifth streets will force a day-long closure of each intersection over the next several days. The First Street crossing will close tomorrow — between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. — so Wyoming Department of Transportation crews can complete a project they began in April. The Read More

Extension Center field day June 15

SHERIDAN – Sheridan Research and Extension Center is presenting a field day on June 15 with both producer and homeowner sessions. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Wyarno site, 663 Wyarno Road, seven miles east of the Sheridan Information Center on West Fifth Street. From 9-11 a.m. tours of field trials will be given. Read More

Sheridan Angels garage sale Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels charitable service group will have a fundraising garage sale Friday and Saturday. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at Highland Avenue and 10th Street. This is also an event to collect school supplies to fill more than 400 backpacks for needy families. Bring any Read More

Food Bank picnic this weekend

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have a picnic on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving cheeseburgers, hot dogs and salad. They will also be selling tickets for two raffle prizes as part of their Read More

Backcountry Horsemen cleanup session Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will have a cleanup session at Elgin Park, located west of Buffalo, on Saturday. Participants should meet at the trailhead by 9 a.m. Volunteers may arrive on Friday and camp overnight. Most work will be done on foot at the trailhead. Some people will do trail clearing on Read More

McPhillips wins second place in Billings singing competition

SHERIDAN – The premier singing competition in Billings, Vocal-ocity, has announced the first round winners that will advance to the finals. Brian McPhillips from Sheridan was the second place winner in this first round. Vocal-ocity is a competition of Billings and area singers held over five months. The singers must pass an audition and then Read More